” Sadly, an Elvis guitarist died Friday at 67. John Wilkinson, who played 1,200 shows with Elvis Presley, passed away in Springfield, Mo. Family members say his cause of death was related to a battle with cancer. His wife said he spent is last hours listening to music by The King.
According to a report on Jan. 11 from News-Leader, Wilkinson’s wife, Terry, was by his side when Elvis’ upstart guitarist died yesterday.View slideshow: John Wilkinson dies at 67
Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley reached out to Wilkinson’s family with their deepest condolences. A statement read: “John and the beautiful music he made with Elvis will live forever in our hearts.” “
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